Building on the policy seminar
on the Future of the Intellectual Property System, which ICTSD
organised in Nyon, Switzerland in November 2006 (for more information,
the dialogue focused on the minimum elements needed for a successful
outcome to talks on a WIPO development agenda, as well as how
outstanding and future issues might be addressed.
In order to facilitate discussion, ICTSD invited
two experts, Ron Marchant (former Director of the UK Patent
Office) and Sisule Musungu (University of Bern) to jointly prepare
a working document identifying the essential elements for success
and provide suggestions for a possible road map for achieving
the objectives of a WIPO development agenda. The working document
was presented at the meeting.